Cantera del Mas de la Parreta 3 (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as CMP-3, CMP-3b, CMP-3c

Where: Valenciana, Spain (40.5° N, 0.4° E: paleocoordinates 29.8° N, 10.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Arcillas de Morella Formation, Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• "Arcillas de Morella"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lenticular, brown, gray conglomerate

• "a fluvial channel with marine influence on a transgressive surface"
• "gray and brown heterometric conglomerate distributed in lenticular deposits"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 2006

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. I. Canudo, J. M. Gasulla, F. Ortega and J. I. Ruiz-Omeñaca. 2004. Presencia de Baryonychinae (Theropoda) en el Aptiense inferior (Cretácico Inferior) de Laurasia: Cantera Mas de la Parreta, Formación Arcillas de Morella (Morella, Castellón) [Presence of Baryonychinae (Theropoda) in the lower Aptian (Lower Cretaceous) of Laurasia: Cantera Mas de la Parreta, Arcillas de Morella Formation (Morella, Castellón)]. III Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su Entorno, Salas de los Infantes, Spain [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 61327: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.06.2006, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodontidae indet.1 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp.4 Agassiz 1843 gar
 Holostei -
Semionotiformes indet.1 Arambourg and Bertin 1958
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.4 Oppel 1811 turtle
3 species
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Helochelydra sp.4 Nopesa 1928 turtle
 Saurischia -
Titanosauriformes indet.5 Salgado et al. 1997 sauropod
Theropoda indet.1 theropod
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet.1 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosauridae indet.1 Stromer 1915 tetanuran
re-ID as Baryonychinae indet. with ref 41617
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Polacanthus sp.2 Fox 1866 ornithischian
CMP-3/141, 588, 747–749, 853, 935, 970, 971; CMP-3b/7, 8
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
"Hypsilophodontidae" indet.3 Dollo 1882 hypsilophodontid
 Neornithischia - Iguanodontidae
Mantellisaurus sp.3 Paul 2007 iguanodontid
 Neornithischia -
Iguanodon sp.4 Mantell 1825 bird foot dinosaur
 Pterosauria -
 Loricata -
Bernissartia sp.1 Dollo 1883 crocodilian
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp.1 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
aff. Theriosuchus sp.6 Owen 1878 crocodilian
 Loricata -
? Thalattosuchia indet.1 Fraas 1901 marine crocodile
 Plesiosauria -
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Frenelopsis sp.1 Fontaine 1889
Brachyoxylon sp.1 Hollick and Jeffrey 1909
 Ichnofossils -
Teredolites sp.1 Leymerie 1842